Blake Shelton is trying to cover his tracks on social media.
The country crooner allegedly deleted a series of sexist, homophobic, and racist messages on Twitter. What did Gwen Stefani think about the terrible tweets?
According to Radar Online, the tweets in question were from back in 2011 and started with Shelton taking a shot at the child star, Dakota Fanning.
“So I just figured out a great excuse for my sick fantasy about Dakota Fanning,” Shelton reportedly wrote about the 16-year-old actress. “I thought she was Amanda Seyfried.”
Shelton also talked about his love life as a teenager in an unflattering manner.
“I was 19-years-old when my heart first got broken,” Shelton wrote in another deleted post. “I’m over it now, but I wonder what that fat ugly b**** is up to.”
The country crooner then turned his attention to gay men, writing that any “grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their forehead ‘Cucumbers turn me on!'”
Unfortunately, the ill-advised tweets didn’t stop there.
Shelton also touched on Richard Simmons’ sexual preference.
“If you haven’t noticed Richard Simmons is gay, you haven’t noticed Katy Perry’s boobs …” he allegedly wrote.
According to Daily Mail, Shelton also took a shot at a non-English speaker, categorizing him as a potential terrorist based on his ethnicity.
This isn’t the first time Shelton has come under fire over comments on social media.
A few years ago, Shelton shared his version of Shania Twain’s hit song, “Any Man of Mine.”
“Any man that tries touching my behind, He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy,” he wrote.
Shelton responded to the immediate backlash on social media, though it wasn’t in the form of an apology.
Instead, The Voice star claimed that fans were taking the quotes out of context and is adamant that he isn’t racist, homophobic, or sexist.
“Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets … Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb a****,” he responded.
The original lyrics to song read: “Any man of mine better walk the line — Better show me a teasin’ squeezin’ pleasin’ kinda time.”
While Shelton refused to apologize at first, he eventually gave in after the public outcry.
Of course, Shelton’s denials have not stopped fans from slamming Shelton for his views.
“You can delete a tweet, but the Internet will never forget. Blake Shelton is Islamophobic garbage. Don’t support him …” one fan wrote.
Another fan chimed in, “Wow what a shocker. Blake Shelton posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet. Doesn’t help with his bad deadening music.”
Fans have also posted snapshots of Shelton’s tweets before he had a chance to delete them.
“Absolutely zero people should be surprised that Blake Shelton, a country singer from Oklahoma, is racist and possibly homophobic,” on user wrote on Twitter.
“idk why y’all surprised @ Blake Shelton being trash he’s a white American country star they’re pretty much all racist rednecks,” another Twitter user wrote.
Since the tweets were uncovered by fans, Shelton apologized to anyone he may have offended with his words, and just blamed it on his sense of humor.
“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form,” he wrote. “Can my humor at times be inappropriate? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anyone who may have been offended.”
Meanwhile, the scandal comes days after rumors heated up about a possible wedding in the future for Shelton and Stefani.
TMZ reports that the lovebirds hired Nashville-based wedding planner Jerri Woolworth to plan a Christmas wedding.
It is not known at this point if the nuptials will take place in L.A. or at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.
Gwen is currently wrapping up her tour, while Blake is getting ready for the Season 11 premiere of The Voice on Sunday, August 21.
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